About us


Our store comes to you from the mountains in the southern Ardeche, France.

We love tradition, crafts and old school ways of doing things. We love art and creativity.
With over thirty years of retail experience, we decided we wanted to work differently. We wanted to put together a place where we could offer you product that is "real", has a history, a value, a beauty. Items made by the hands of craftsmen.

So we created The Art of Tradition and our wonderful shop, La Miellerie, right in the heart of the southern Ardeche.

We offer you products, wherever you are in the world, that we find beautiful and pleasing and above all made in a traditional way by craftsmen and women. These include the best French and Swiss made knives including world renowned brands Opinel and Victorinox, loved by professional chefs, gardening experts, outdoor enthusiasts and DIY'ers on every continent.

For more relaxing pastimes we are also official suppliers of the authentic Savon de Marseille, made by the last traditional soap maker in Marseille, Le Serail. This pure and natural product is recommended by dermatogists throughout the world for all skin types, including baby skins and sensitive skins.

In addition to all of the above we source fair trade products from around the world from joss-sticks to cotton throws and Kilim rugs.

We change products regularly and add new items as and when we find them. Some old and some as new as a button, but still lovingly crafted.

Whatever you purchase you item will be carefully packaged and delivered to your door by the most cost effective means possible. If you have a preferred carrier then just let us know. We want you to enjoy your online shopping experience in the knowledge that we put customer service at the top of our total retail offer. So if you are in the UK, USA, Australia, France, Germany or wherever we promise you a quality service.

If you are in France and even better in Largentière (07110), then please come and visit us in our new shop, La Miellerie at 12 rue Marachel Suchet. We'd love to meet you and tell you about this beautiful little town and region. We have a whole new range of goods on sale, including our top sellers - Opinel and Victorinox knives

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